The All Progressives Congress, Cross River State Chapter has told members that are not satisfied with the party’s decision for consensus arrangements to decamp to other political parties.
The Chairman of the party, Alphonsus Eba, made this known during a radio programme he featured in, Dailypost reports.
Earlier, the aspirants under the party have expressed displeasure over its decision to settle for consensus candidates.
Eba advised the aggrieved members to either form a new party or contest decamp to other parties.
“If any one of you feels dissatisfied with the decision of the party to go for consensus candidates you can decamp to other parties who are looking for candidates and pursue your ambitions.
“Better still, you may proceed to form your own party where it can be possible to impose your candidature.
“In APC, the decision of the party is supreme.”
Speaking to journalists, a party stalwart, John George Alaha who spoke on behalf of one of the aspirants, said, “consensus is never part of democracy.
“We have spent money to buy forms, do declarations and consultations, and we are asked to step down. This is not going down well.”
Another chieftain, a US-based Archbishop, Ikpeme Johnson called on political parties in Nigeria to tread the issue of consensus candidates cautiously.
“Let there be a level playing ground for all contestants both in Cross River State and the country.
“The aspirants should be allowed to test their popularity amongst the people.”